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ALPA Seattle Joint Council Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR000430
The collection is composed of general files of ALPA Local #27 United Airlines and Local #54 Northwest Airlines deposited with the Archives August 12, 1970. These are only two of five Local Executive Councils domiciled within the Seattle Joint Council Office. The three Councils not represented in the collection are #55 Pan American, #82 West Coast and #109 Pacific Northern.

The ALPA Seattle Joint Council Office Collection covers the period from 1953 to 1969.

Important subjects are: International Association of Machinists Strikes - 1963 American Airlines Strike - 1954-1955 Eastern Airlines Strike - 1960 Southern Airways Strike - 1960-1962 Merger of United and Capitol Airlines - 1962-1965 Jurisdictional dispute between ALPA and the Flight Engineers International 1957-1961 Jurisdictional dispute between Airline Stewards & Stewardesses Association (ALPA affiliate) and Transport Workers Union - 1960-1961

Series Description: Series I, Local #27 United Airlines: The series is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically within each alphabatized segment. Though the series contains items dating from 1953 through 1969, the major concentration of material is from 1960 through 1966. The 1967 through 1969 portion of the series con-sists of a few bulletins concerning Air Safety. The bulk of the series is made up of Agreements, internal union correspondence, correspondence between union and airlines, grievances, minutes, news-letters and financial records. Included in those categories are materials relating to an airline merger and the resultant problems and jurisdiction disputes between ALPA and the Flight Engineers International.

Series II, Local #54 Northwest Airlines: The series is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically within each category. It covers the period 1954 through 1966 with the con-centration being on the years 1960 through 1966. The material consist of Agreements, internal union correspondence, correspondence between union and airlines, grievances, minutes, newsletters and financial records. Included is material pertaining to a three year strike against Southern Airways. Also contained is information concerning jurisdiction problems between ALPA and the International Association of Machinists, and between the Airline Stewards and Stewardesses Association (ALPA affiliate) and the Transport Workers Union.

Dates

  • 1953 - 1969

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

7 Linear Feet (6 SB, 2 MB)

Abstract

Records documenting the activities of ALPA in the Pacific northwest, particularly with Northwest, and United Airlines. These records are divided into two series and contain correspondence, minutes, reports, grievances, negotiations, strikes, and mergers. Also included are jurisdictional disputes between ALPA and the Flight Engineers Union and between the Airline Stewards & Stewardesses Association and the Transport Workers Union.

Arrangement

Arranged in 2 series – Series 1 (Boxes 1-5), and Series 2 (Boxes 6-8). Folders are arranged alphabetically and then chronologically therein.

Acquisition

The papers of the Airline Pilots Association Seattle Joint Council Office were deposited with the Labor History Archives in August, 1970 by ALPA Seattle.

Related Materials

ALPA collections

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Title
Guide to the ALPA Seattle Joint Council Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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